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Friday, May 22, 2009

Good News for Yacht Owners

Just when you were thinking of firing your accountant comes a fantastic break. On May 6th, 2009, the government successfully reinstated, Article 2 of the Financial Regional Act. The approval of the Act effectively cancels the regulation known as the “luxury tax. This a fabulous development for all those owning, or thinking to buy expensive second homes, private yachts and/or aircrafts. For those who like to travel in style can continue to stay at the most lavish hotels and resorts much more peacefully now. Isn't that just the best news anyone has heard this year? Here are a few of my picks for top line products to add to your 'got to get list':

Charter Princess Mariana
Price: 125 000 000 EUR/175000 USD
This impressive six decks yacht has been built to accommodate just 12 permanent guests and is therefore extremely spacious. One of the most exceptional areas aboard PRINCESS MARIANA is the Beach Club. When the helicopter not aboard, the helipad becomes a golf driving range with a giant screen portraying a host of well-known courses. Having recently completed a 12 million dollar refit, the consideration to the smallest detail is unparalleled, elevating her to a higher standard of mega yacht. e.html

Villa in Sardinia, Italy

Newly constructed, detached villa of approx 200sqm with swimming pool near Porto Cervo just 1km from the beach, on Sardinias north east coast. The villa is situated in a commanding hillside location, on the famous Costa Smeralda, with spectacular sea views over the Pevero bay.
Luxury touches have also been added with an installed sauna and Jacuzzi. Outside is a large, covered veranda, perfect for dining ‘Al Fresco whilst enjoying the stunning views, swimming pool, well tended lawns and parking space.
Price: $1,823,780

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR of 1955, based on the W196 F1 car, yet named after the road-going 300SL Gullwing. On 4 April 2008, Mercedes announced they will cease production of the SLR. The last of the coupes rolled off the production line at the end of 2007 and the roadster version is due to be discontinued in early 2009.
MSRP: $495,000 - $495,000
Invoice: $460,350 - $460,350
MPG: 12 City / 16 Hwy
(Can we all agree that the mileage
pretty terrible for this car, oh well..).

Sales info:

What good news this is. However, throughout this discussion I've had the feeling that I'm forgetting to say something. Gee, I wonder what it could be? Oh, yes, of course. Did I mention that this law only applies to legal residents of Sardinia, Italy? For the rest of you Richie Richs, good luck.

Vive le R&R,


  1. Any replacement model for this merc SLR? Or totally discont.?

  2. What a question, but for you, I'll check.